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Cubs Sign Shane Victorino To Minor-League Deal

Yes! Another outfielder!

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In an apparent effort to sign almost every free-agent outfielder remaining, the Cubs have reportedly added another one:

Victorino was once quite good. He has missed much of the last two years with injuries (played just 30 games in 2014 and 71 in 2015), and didn't hit well when he was playing.

He's 35 now and has little chance of making the 25-man roster, but could conceivably play at Triple-A Iowa for a while and provide some depth in case of injuries. Though he has played for the Red Sox, he has no connection to Theo Epstein's time there, as he didn't come to Boston until 2012, after Theo became Cubs President of Baseball Operations.

Also, there's this addition to Cubs camp:

Jon Lieber was a popular pitcher for the Cubs from 1999-2001 and again in 2008. His best season was 2001, when he won 20 games (the last Cub 20-game winner until Jake Arrieta last year) and posted 3.9 bWAR.

Just a bit of news to pass along this morning. The signing of Victorino, along with Thursday's roster moves, means there are 63 players in camp.